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Employment Equity and Diversity Team

We have an Employment Equity and Diversity team comprised of employee and employer representatives, including the President of the Local Union and employees from the designated groups. The team’s mandate is to oversee the implementation of the employment equity programs with the objective of developing fair, equitable and barrier-free employment practices. The team meets quarterly to review employment equity statistics and annual submissions and provide feedback towards identified initiatives. This team also sponsors internal diversity events throughout the year.

With the support of the team, YVR celebrated National Aboriginal History Month throughout June. Employees were invited to participate in an Indigenous hand drum and a traditional weaving event led by local Indigenous artists. In October, the team hosted diverse artistic events and training in celebration of our internal Diversity Awareness Month. Events included a performance by an inclusive dance company, a presentation on how to talk with children about diversity and a Mehndi artist offering customized henna to employees.